PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino has opened up about playing with Former Super Eagles star and Nigeria Legend Jay-Jay Okocha.
The PSG boss —who during his playing days at Parc de princes— played alongside some of the best players in the World, including Okocha, has shared his experience.
Before PSG became an oil-rich club that bought players like Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Jnr, they have had talented players like Okocha and Ronaldinho.
Pochettino had once put Okocha and Ronaldinho on the same pedestal with Maradona, and has has now shared what it is like to play with the two magicians.
In an interview with Ligue 1, Pochettino described Okocha, Ronaldinho, and Anelka as ‘Amazing’.
He said: Well, the first day I arrived, the first goal that I scored at the Parc des Princes… to have the possibility to play with players like [Jay Jay] Okocha, Ronaldinho… Yes, to be in the Parc des Princes with our fans.
“They were amazing. I don’t know, many many memories.”
“Twenty years ago, of course, this with Okocha, Ronaldinho, Anelka… Many players were amazing.”
Okocha and Pochettino were teammates for Paris Saint-Germain between 2001 and 2002. The Nigerian icon played 84 games for the Ligue 1 giants scoring 12 goals.
The former Argentina international is now the manager at the club, where he currently coaches three of best players of their generation.
And when asked how Okocha and Ronaldinho will fare against the likes of Messi and Mbappe, Pochettino refused to be drawn into the argument.
“We are talking about the best players in the world,” Pochettino added.
“It is difficult to compare because… I hate to compare the players because we are talking about the best players in the world, and 20 years ago of course this with Okocha, Ronaldinho, Anelka…”
“Many players that were amazing. And now we are talking about Neymar, Mbappé, Messi… you cannot go higher than this level of player,” he concluded.